After much deliberation and going back and forth, we decided to get her. She was to be the replacement for our beloved dog, Daisy, who passed away from Lymphoma. See my tribute to her here!
Without going into details, we have had Evee now for about 10 months. She has really come far with her behavior and maturity. As she approaches the 2 year old mark, we are so glad that we got her. One of the big problems she had with her former owners, is that she is so very intelligent. With all that intelligence and no cognitive stimulation or exercise, a dog is bound to get into some really bad habits. Since I wanted a dog to encourage me to get out of the house and onto the trails, Evee is a perfect match for me. We get out everyday and run or walk. I can't, as of yet, take her to crowded places because she still likes to chase things and people. But she is getting better. I have taught her how to catch frisbees and she absolutely loves that. I feel that with time Evee will mature into the ideal dog that Greg and I were looking for.
Finally, a word of advice and caution for all those who are looking to bring a new pet into their lives. Make sure that you have the right information about the type of dog you want. If you can't devote a lot of time to your pet, you don't want to get one. I know of people who have dogs and who never take them out, even to the bathroom. I feel so sorry for these animals. Animals deserve care and attention, too.
Recently, I was introduced to a company that provides specialized pet products. I was really impressed with the prices and the high quality of their personalized dog collars. The company is called SafeTPet! I ordered a personalized dog collar for Evee that I absolutely love. It is very high quality and has her name and phone number sewn onto it. Most I.D collars have metal buckle type fastners and the end of the nylon collar dangles and frays. These don't. There is no extra material dangling down. You provide the exact measurements of your dogs neck and it is made to fit! The site is simple to navigate and I like the large color selection. These I.D. collars are great for agility dogs because they are not allowed to wear metal or dangling tags in the ring!